Panel Discussion | 5 March, 2 – 3pm | Mall Galleries
Representational Painting NOW
In conjunction with the opening of the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2018, one of the most prestigious awards to artists in the UK, Representational Painting NOW will explore, dissect and contest key ideas surrounding contemporary representational painting. Amongst the topics for discussion will be the relevance and popularity of the form, the suggestion that it is in fact more of a technical skill or craft than an art form and, perhaps most pressingly, the role of digital technology as something that might both extend/amplify as well as invalidate representational painting.
JASON BROOKS, internationally renowned artist whose work intensifies the photographic process more than any photographic medium and whose previous exhibitions include a solo show at the National Portrait Gallery.
RICHARD CORK, award-winning art critic, historian, broadcaster and curator.
DAPHNE TODD OBE, first female President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, winner of the BP Portrait Award 2010 and one of the Selectors for this year’s Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize.
ANNA MCNEIL, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize exhibitor 2017 and recently profiled in Aesthetica Magazine.
The discussion will be chaired by LAURA GASCOIGNE, art critic, columnist for The Jackdaw, contributor to The Tablet, and regular reviewer for The Spectator, Apollo and Country Life.
The discussion will last for approximately one hour and panellists will take questions from the audience towards the end.
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Masterclasses | 8 March and 15 March, both 12 – 2pm | Mall Galleries
Life Drawing Masterclasses with Henry Gibbons Guy
Join us for a free life drawing masterclass led by Henry Gibbons Guy of the Royal Drawing School.
The masterclasses – part of this year’s Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize dynamic events programme – will take place at the Mall Galleries, London, on Thursday 8 and Thursday 15 March. Drawing boards and all materials, the latter generously supplied by Pegasus Art, will be provided free of cost.
Open to all, whatever your level of expertise, these masterclasses offer an opportunity to develop new skills as well as hone existing techniques.
Henry Gibbons Guy, alumnus of the Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School, teaches at both the Royal Drawing School and Central St Martins. For Henry, ‘…drawings are a way to meet many needs: to hold on to something I might lose, to comprehend an unfamiliar motif, to clarify a dialogue within my painting. More often than not the act of drawing is inspirational, usually full of urgency.’
The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, which aims to showcase the very best creative representational painting and drawing, is on display at the Mall Galleries, London, from 5 – 17 March. The exhibition is open daily, 10am – 5pm and admission is free.
Join the conversation: #LPS18
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Artist Demonstrations | 7 March, 10 March and 14 March, all from 1 – 4pm | Mall Galleries
Pablo Castaneda Santana (2018 exhibitor)
Pablo will be demonstrating a painterly technique which involves painting an inverted image onto a sheet of glass and then peeling the paint off, utilising the glass as a form of intermediate canvas.
Peter Clossick (2018 exhibitor)
Peter will be drawing from life, working with black and white oil pastel on numerous sketches and more extensive studies of a model.
Marguerite Horner (2018 exhibitor)
Marguerite will be working on a watercolour painting which she will start from scratch and complete during the course of her demonstration.
No booking required!